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Education & Employment HTI
Education & Employment HTI

Access to education and employment

We believe business has an important role to play in helping young people reach their full potential by overcoming barriers created by society and personal circumstances.

Around the world our offices partner with schools, colleges, community groups and universities to open up opportunities for young people and to broaden their horizons. We also develop our own programmes, such as the Smart Start Experience and Smart Start International, to show young people new opportunities and build confidence and skills.

Not everyone has the same opportunities in life or the same access to education and employment. That’s why we work to encourage young people from less privileged backgrounds to aim higher in education and to achieve more in their careers.

We want our efforts to have a long-term impact, so we provide strategic support to the education sector, advising our partner schools on issues such as governance and financial sustainability. We also encourage and support our people to become school governors. 

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Partnering with the education sector

We provide strategic support to the education sector, advising partner schools on issues around governance and financial sustainability, as well as supporting their academic achievement.

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Smart Start

Applications now open for 2021.

Our Smart Start experience programme provides young people from lower socio economic backgrounds access to high-quality work experience in the world of business. 

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over 50s

Employability for the over-50s

ReStart is Allen & Overy’s employability programme to help people over the age of 50 return to work. It targets over-50s living in London who have been unemployed for between six months and a year.

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Key contact

Kate Cavelle
Kate Cavelle

Head of Pro Bono & Comm.Inv.



Contact details
  • Allen & Overy LLP

    One Bishops Square


    E1 6AD

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